In this classic exposition of Marxist thought, Raya Dunayevskaya, with clarity and great insight, traces the development and explains the. Marxism and Freedom: from Until Today is a book by the philosopher and activist Raya Dunayevskaya, the first volume of her ‘Trilogy of Revolution’. Marxism and Freedom has 31 ratings and 4 reviews. Paul said: I read Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom on the heels of a voluminous Selected Writin.

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Among those who argued for separating Marx into two distinct thinkers – one young and idealistic and the other mature and scientific – were Soviet theoreticians.

Raya Dunayevskaya,a Russian emigre who was once Leon Trotsky’s secretary in Mexico, emphasizes several aspects of Marxism that on the whole are unique. Why is this important?

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Franklin rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Wendy Newton and Alan Finger. Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. And by that time, since Marcuse had become famous, and was being blamed by reactionaries and liberals alike for stirring up the revolt of the students, his preface had to stay in the book — alongside the preface by Harry McShane.

Dunayevskaya paints a Marx concerned with expanding the possibilities for human beings, with specific attention to their present social contexts.

Love for Creedom Things. She makes some interesting arguments to be sure, but not much that can’t be found more responsibly stated elsewhere in heterodox dujayevskaya Marxism. The contrast in the quotations of Marx between the two books was fascinating.


Spirit unfolds itself in the world as the Notion transformed by desire and labor, arriving, as it were, in the post-feudal world of industrialization, division of labor, and Adam Smith. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 20, Bill Weinberg added it.

I Think, Therefore I Draw. David Black August 15, Length: The new stage of Automation in production—whether in the mines with the “continuous miner” a machine the miners called a “mankiller” or in the auto shops—with its consequent speed-up, was also seen by Dunayevskaya as a new stage in American worker revolt. I had to get two different editions of this book ‘cuz the early one I found on Amazon didn’t have the updated material on the Cultural Revolution.

By this time Dunayevskaya had rather fallen out with Marcuse more of which laterso she wanted to replace his preface with one written by a worker: A central theme of Marxism and Freedom is Dunayevskaya’s assertion that the “movement from practice is itself a form of theory”.

Marxism and Freedom

This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Your email address will not be published. But freedom for Marx meant freedom not only from capitalist economic exploitation but also from all political restraints.

She goes beyond many interpreters in that she emphasizes the “humanist” core of Marx’s ideas that dunayevskaja well beyond many of the more typical economic and social interpretations extant about alienation and exploitation.

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Erik rated it it was amazing Feb 17, He left the party in the early s and, although by this time into his sixties, returned to work in the shipyards. The economic system that replaces it will have to be shaped around the goal he outlined in But the workers have undermined the old.

Objectively, sections of both the capitalist class and the proletariat were united in resisting automation. Samuel rated it really liked it Feb 03, Khalil rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Looking adn More Great Reads? Retrieved from ” https: We managed, just for starters, to get the distributors to take and sell copies I would imagine that that little pamphlet provided its readers with a lot more food for thought than was offered by Mandel or Cliff — who reads them now?

Life Between Heaven and Earth. Whatever his economic arguments about the labor theory of dunaysvskaya, and the division of labor, and alienation all of which I find dubiousMarx was matxism concerned about the ability for people to live fully human lives. Referring to them as “state capitalist” systems, Dunaywvskaya condemns these governments as betraying Marx’s values.